by Sam Winston
The Saints are back to .500, the Tigers win a heart-breaker in Tuscaloosa, Eddie Jordan is no longer the District Attorney of New Orleans, and Una Anderson becomes the latest subject of a federal probe. A lot can happen in a week.
The most troubling news in quite some time, however, was
recently released numbers on the mental health crisis in the New Orleans. Compared to other large scale tragedies, the amount of New Orleanians suffered from mental health issues are still rising. They city also got a double whammy of bad economic news as last week marked the lowest national consumer confidence has been since Katrina and Rita. At the same time subprime woes were being especially felt in the Gulf Coast region.
Finally, after Gretna police were not indicted for blockading New Orleanians on one side of the Westbank bridge, Jesse Jackson called on federal leaders to step in after two protests led by Jackson preceding the ruling proved to be unsuccessful.